I bought these after having three pairs of Backdoor Shoes. Finally, a few weeks ago, the Backdoor shoes were so worn, I slipped and damaged my coccyx. My husband told me to throw them out (they weren't that old) and buy some carp shoes. I bought these and also a pair for him. They are perfect. I can slip them on to go into the garden, and work in them all day. I have even been hikng in them (although not on too rough terrain as you can feel stones through the sole a little bit. However, they are lovely and warn and dry. Make sure you order the right size and not necessarily your usual size. I ordered two sizes smaller than normal and they fit perfectly. (But I am a girl and the sizes are for men). For what I want, I would definitely buy them again.